Smart Investors, Buy a Good Safe

Posted by Irene Pollak in CCTV, Home Security, Safes | 0 comments

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With the announcement of a deposit tax by the Abbott government in recent weeks this will see an influx in demand of home safes.  Not because we are all going to keep our money in the safe but because the time to look beyond the bank for investment purposes has just become more prevalent.  It will not only be inspired from this tax but in protecting our investments in the future as savvy investors will be keeping their eye on the horizon for any other changes to taxes and super contributions.  To be on top of this, smart investors will not only be looking at what to invest in but in determining what factors meet the criteria for keeping those investments safe, hence we are advising you in this post on how to buy a good safe.

The opportunity to look beyond cash, to invest in good stock items that will accrue value without you having to watch the stock market are a good way to diversify your investments and with that you need to look at a good sturdy safe.  Now, any safe that can be picked up and taken with the would be criminals offers you not much extra security either.  What is recommended when you choose a safe that fits your items, cash rating requirements and fit for your home, is to make sure it is fitted by one of our licensed technicians who will fix it to the wall or floor to ensure optimal security.  We do sell angle grinder proof safes, Guardall BFG range, that have been tried and tested to deter any semi or professional criminals, you will be confident that you have given your home security the best options.

We also advise that you look at home insurance policies and excesses and premiums, as this is also a good idea to look at the idea of also installing a CCTV or alarm system in your home.  There are some great DIY alarm installations on the market like the Yale DIY Alarm system, ask us about this system for your home.  When a safe is installed with a supported security system, CCTV or Alarms or both, then your insurance premiums will reduce, please check with your insurance company to compare the price points.

Call us to talk about what you may need for security for your valuables and investments.

07 4362 60 60

Read the article here about Abbott's Deposit Tax; don't forget to go through the comments as this will clarify the impact that this tax will have on Australians.

Re-keying Locks

Posted by admin in change locks, Home Security, Lock Install, Locksmith, re-key | 0 comments

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Thinking of changing your locks?

Did you know that instead of replacing the entire lock you can save money by re-keying locks existing on your premises?!

Re-keying locks is when a locksmith alters the lock in order to make sure that only new keys can operate the lock.

If you are concerned about that someone may have a key to your home you can consider re-keying existing locks! This ensures you know who has a key and is a cheaper alternative to replacing the locks, therefore SAVING YOU MONEY!

Toowoomba Locksmiths has a team of professional locksmiths that are happy to help with any questions you have regarding changing, replacing, or re-keying your locks!

Call us today on 07 4632 6060.

Changing the Locks on a House

Posted by admin in change locks, Lock Install, Locksmith, re-key | 1 comments

27.01.15

When you have moved in to a new home that is the best time to consider changing the locks on a house. You cannot be sure who may have a copy of the keys to your house unless all locks are re-keyed or replaced!

If you are worried about people gaining access to your home or breaking in, talk to our locksmiths about our different systems that can help increase the security of your home. Toowoomba Locksmiths is passionate about home security! We have options that restrict who can cut keys, digital locking systems, bump resistant options and CCTV camera systems that can be used in order to create extra home security. These systems may initially cost more than off the shelf locks, however the added security helps ensure no unwanted visitors can enter your home!

We also recommend that you change the codes to any alarm or locking systems that require codes as soon as you move in, as well as, on a regular basis.

We suggest adding other forms of security such as, CCTV, door chains, and deadbolts. This will help enhance home security and will deter intruders. The harder it is to get in the less likely an intruder is to try.

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After we install your new security system ask us about obtaining a

“MY HOME IS PROTECTED BY TOOWOOMBA LOCKSMITHS”

sign or window sticker to help deter intruders.

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What is a Transponder Key?

Posted by admin in Automotive, Locksmith | 0 comments

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I am sure you have heard Locksmiths referring to Transponder Keys, but you may not know exactly what a Transponder Key is!

Since 1995 the majority of new cars have used transponders within the key, which works by sending a radio signal needed in order to start the vehicle. The transponder is a small microchip in the head of they key and if a key for the vehicle is cut without programming the transponder the key will not allow the vehicle to start, although it will still turn the engine over. This is because the immobilisers will still be active.

The transponder creates additional security for new vehicles, but it does come with the disadvantage of high costs and long waits when a key is lost and a new one is ordered through a car dealership.  A transponder key is essentially a key with a code transmitter embedded that sends a unique alpha-numeric code to your ignition. When received, the transponder in the ignition tells the car that it is okay to start. Programming or reprogramming a transponder key depends on the make and model of your vehicle. For domestic cars with a vehicle identification number (VIN) that starts with 1 or 4, the keys can be reprogrammed by simply taking the keys out to your car and entering the program mode.

This is where, here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, we can help! With Automotive Locksmith technology we can cut and program 90% of transponder keys using your current key! This way you can store your additional key in case you loose your current key. Using a local locksmith will significantly reduce the cost of additional keys and ensure you are supplied with a copy of your key instantaneously, bypassing long waits.

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As your local locksmith in Toowoomba we always recommend keeping at least two transponder keys on hand because, if no current key is present, dealership replacements are generally expensive and incur long waiting periods.

A transponder key is essentially a key with a code transmitter embedded that sends a unique alpha-numeric code to your ignition. When received, the transponder in the ignition tells the car that it is okay to start. Programming or reprogramming a transponder key depends on the make and model of your vehicle. For domestic cars with a vehicle identification number (VIN) that starts with 1 or 4, the keys can be reprogrammed by simply taking the keys out to your car and entering the program mode.

Lock Installation

Posted by admin in Lock Install, Locksmith | 1 comments

Just a reminder that, when we you have a lock installation via Toowoomba Locksmiths, we service and repair all our locks so that the lifespan of your lock is extended beyond a lock that you would buy and install from a hardware store.

We offer a wide range of locks for business and commercial use with our services including:

The Lock Installation Services We Offer.

  • Keyed alike locks
  • Lock restoration
  • Lock servicing
  • Door knob sets
  • Door locks
  • Security screen locks
  • Patio and sliding door locks
  • Window locks
  • Deadlocks and deadbolts
  • Keyless entry and electronic entry for your home
  • Padlocks
  • Pin code entry gates
  • Roller door locks
  • Safes and Safe locks
  • Aluminum door locks
  • Hinged door locks
  • Sliding door locks
  • Tilt door locks
  • Automatic door locks

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Lockwood Digital DX

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Carbine - their entire range.

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Call the team at Toowoomba Locksmiths on 07 4632 6060 to talk about what lock will best suit your need!

Lock bumping; The Facts.

Posted by admin in Locksmith | 0 comments

08.12.14

Lock bumping is becoming a real security risk and is a quick way for criminals to break-in or enter your home undetected. Lock bumping is a risk to security and can be hard to detect until the owner re-enters their home because it shows no signs of forced entry!

To be sure your home is secure; Toowoomba Locksmiths have a range of bump resistant security options. Digital key locks, electronic locks or keyless entry are becoming a more secure way to protect your household. In addition, surveillance cameras can provide further security and comfort in knowing who has attempted access to your home and at what time.

Due to the design of digital key locks, electronic locks and keyless entry, they are unable to be unlocked using a bump key, giving you piece of mind that your home is secure.

Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths we love to help and protect our community. As a local locksmith in Toowoomba we are passionate about local security. We are happy to organise security assessments, provide advice and supply quotes regarding our bump proof security options.

Unsure about the risk of lock bumping? Please watch the attached video!

We are passionate about your security. Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, your security is our business. We are looking forward to arranging a quote for our more secure digital locking systems. Please call Nathan, Mitch or Nick on 07 4632 6060 to find out about products that will best suit your needs and your budget!

Kevo Smart Door Locks

Posted by admin in Locksmith | 0 comments

08.12.14

Kevo Smart Door Locks

Due to the increased ability of criminals; including the ability to lock bump, smarter ways to lock your homes are emerging…

Kevo Smart Door Locks technology offers superior security and turns your smartphone into your key! Don’t have a smartphone? No worries, Kevo smart door locks come with included key fob that works just like keyless entry on modern cars. Talk about security entering the future! Kevo Smart Door Locks also eliminates the need for key cutting and supplying numerous copies of your key to tradesman, family and friends which can jeopardise the security of your home. You can send electronic keys (eKeys) via your smart phone! This feature also incorporates key user tracking and gives you the ability to enable, disable or delete key users at your own discretion! Kevo is engineered for both maximum security and maximum performance!

If enhancing your security and bringing your home security technology into the future is important to you, call us at Toowoomba Locksmiths on 07 4632 6060 . We are passionate about securing your home and family. Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, your security is our business. kevosmartdoorlock

Install Kevo Smart Locks into your home is easy with our professional team of technicians and it is one of the best products on the market for home security for the front and back door.kevosmartdoorlock2

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HOME SECURITY REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION

Posted by admin in Locksmith | 0 comments

08.12.14

Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, your security is our business! We want to make sure our customers are aware of the best security options for their home!

  • Is your family protected?
  • Is your home secure?
  • Do you know who has access to your personal life?
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When moving into a new residence it is impossible to know who has been supplied with copies of the keys to your new home! This can be a security concern and here at Toowoomba Locksmiths we provide home security reviews and recommendations to ensure our customers have access to the best available security lock options for their home! Not only do we provide a range of traditional locking and digital locking systems, we also provide surveillance camera systems to ensure you know who is attempting access into your personal life! We have a range of novelty keys that can be provided for existing locks or supplied in addition to standard keys on new locks. They also make the PERFECT GIFT.

It is always recommended to change all locks on your home when moving into a new residence to ensure security! Make sure you are in control of who accesses your personal life! Call your local locksmith today on 07 4632 6060 and organise your home security review.

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